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    Re: "There's a Hole In My Bucket Dear Liza, Dear Liza. . .

    Quote Originally Posted by farmersamm View Post
    I probably got it all upside down Duane

    I wanted to see how the MIG handled the cracks in Post #4. Pics 1, 2, 3, and 4. It looks like the plate was replaced, but then I don't see the joint as welded.

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    Yeah the bucket was upside down at that point and sorry, I was cooking along and forgot to take some shots of the cracks welded up. I ground them way out and gapped the cracks by cutting them with the 3" cutting wheel. As for the MIG, she did good with the multipass welds.
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    Re: "There's a Hole In My Bucket Dear Liza, Dear Liza. . .

    I think I see now.

    You know me, I'm always suspicious of wire machines when it comes to heavier thickness material. I like to see how it looks.

    I know there's big, really big, machines out there that handle it like a piece of cake. But I always want to see the medium range machine results. And I'm not even sure if your machine is in the "medium" range. That's how unfamiliar I am with the wire process.

    Did you have to turn the gas up to work outside?

    Only reason I haven't even considered MIG, is my working environment. Too doggone windy. Some days a stick weld looks like pewter (gray weld) because the wind is so high it blows the shielding away.
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    Re: "There's a Hole In My Bucket Dear Liza, Dear Liza. . .

    Quote Originally Posted by farmersamm View Post
    I think I see now.

    You know me, I'm always suspicious of wire machines when it comes to heavier thickness material. I like to see how it looks.

    I know there's big, really big, machines out there that handle it like a piece of cake. But I always want to see the medium range machine results. And I'm not even sure if your machine is in the "medium" range. That's how unfamiliar I am with the wire process.

    Did you have to turn the gas up to work outside?

    Only reason I haven't even considered MIG, is my working environment. Too doggone windy. Some days a stick weld looks like pewter (gray weld) because the wind is so high it blows the shielding away.
    The MM200 handled the 3/16 and 1/4 material with no problem and as I stated in my response to Stick-man, .045 wire would have been better than the .035 I used so a few more multiple passes were required. Even .045 would have required multiple passed where the new back plate tied into the lift arm brackets and to fill in the ground out cracks at them as well.

    As for the gas, yes, I turned it up a little higher to 30cfh for working outside and to help keep the gun nozzle a little cooler running in the hotter globular transfer mode. I did have to grind out a few welds and 'backtrack' due to a gust of wind that would carry the C-25 away and leave a 'burnt surgar' pitted bead before I let up. The shop apron where I was working is a little protected and if it was giving me constant fits I would have broken out the Syncrowave 180SD and used stick (6013 & 7018). Would have had to go get some more rod as Brink, ME had been doing a lot of practicing with his Weldanpower 150.

    My 1st generation MM200 would have to be modified to allow switching polarity to run flux cored so I wouldn't be able to go that route. I could try dual shield but like I said, the shop apron is a little protected so it's not that bad running MIG out there most of the time.

    I'll get some clearer closeups of some of the beads and post them.
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    Re: "There's a Hole In My Bucket Dear Liza, Dear Liza. . .

    What was your cutting method to get rid of the old ugly stuff? Did you use a plasma cutter? How well does that work on heavy rusted steel? I'm also working on a front backhoe bucket right now, but its not quite as bad as that one was.

    Oh, and darn fine repair work.
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    Re: "There's a Hole In My Bucket Dear Liza, Dear Liza. . .

    I could have done that with my weldpak 125 with 025 wire

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    Re: "There's a Hole In My Bucket Dear Liza, Dear Liza. . .

    Quote Originally Posted by Chuck View Post
    What was your cutting method to get rid of the old ugly stuff? Did you use a plasma cutter? How well does that work on heavy rusted steel? I'm also working on a front backhoe bucket right now, but its not quite as bad as that one was.

    Oh, and darn fine repair work.
    Used the PakMaster 100XL for most of the cutting. 3" cutoff wheel for the rest. Turned the 100XL down to slice the bottom portion over the 3/8" plate w/o cutting into the 3/8". Turned it up to V out the thick cracked edge from both sides and it sliced thru like a hot knife thru butter. No popping rust with plasma like there can be is with O/A.

    Thanks for the compliment.
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    Re: "There's a Hole In My Bucket Dear Liza, Dear Liza. . .

    looks great! I wish I could fix unmolested buckets, the ones I work on have been patched and welded by quite a few "welders" before me, you did a nice job man!
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    Re: "There's a Hole In My Bucket Dear Liza, Dear Liza. . .

    Great job, Duane!! And yes, It's good to know there's still folks out there willing to go the extra mile on a barter deal. I'm sure you both feel you got a good deal.
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    Re: "There's a Hole In My Bucket Dear Liza, Dear Liza. . .

    There is no hole any more...good repair Duane
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    Re: "There's a Hole In My Bucket Dear Liza, Dear Liza. . .

    Well the owner just got his loader/backhoe back this past weekend as the guy from work that hauled it back and forth had been using it and he (owner) was very pleased so I'm happy. I'm told even his wife was impressed.
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    Re: "There's a Hole In My Bucket Dear Liza, Dear Liza. . .

    Great job Duane!
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    Re: "There's a Hole In My Bucket Dear Liza, Dear Liza. . .

    I love threads like this. To me, this is what welding is about. It is both a practical skill AND an art.

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    Re: "There's a Hole In My Bucket Dear Liza, Dear Liza. . .

    Dang what a nice fix
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    Re: "There's a Hole In My Bucket Dear Liza, Dear Liza. . .

    Nice work and what a great friend!

    You did it wrong though, you are supposed to use it, break it, and then give it back.
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    Re: "There's a Hole In My Bucket Dear Liza, Dear Liza. . .

    Quote Originally Posted by killdozerd11 View Post
    Dang what a nice fix
    Thanks. I can't believe that was 8 years ago! Time flies when you're having fun so I must be having a blast.

    Quote Originally Posted by VPT View Post
    You did it wrong though, you are supposed to use it, break it, and then give it back.
    I'll have to let my Dad know that he taught me backwards.
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